Whether it is the summer or the winter, dehydration can strike at any time. We happen to think more about dehydration during the summer the months. Summer comes to mind as we spend more time outside, are more active and the temperatures go up and up. We also tend to add in more alcohol and soda. Did you know that soda can actually dehydrate us? It can.
Did you know food can dehydrate us? It can, and many other factors that we may have not thought about. We need to drink to water! We are 98% saline solution of minerals and water! We need water!
I lived in Southern Arizona for numerous years. In the summer temperatures range from 100-120f. I honestly believe that when it is this hot out no one can stay properly hydrated. I am convinced of this. I work with clients all over the country. In the summer I have more reports of headaches, nausea, dizziness and cramping than the winter. These happen to be common symptoms of dehydration.
Most of us are dehydrated and don’t know it! According to the Author F. Batmanghelidj and M.D. Your Body's Many Cries for Water
Water is the solvent in which the nutrients and wastes need to travel. It is required in abundance for the kidneys to regulate and for the bowel to eliminate.
The body is 25% solid matter, the rest is 75% water, 85% of brain tissue and muscle is water, the liver is 82% water and the bones are 22% water.
It’s not just water, but what is in the water that helps keep us balanced and hydrated. It is the minerals, especially the electrolytes. Electrolytes help;
According to Medical News Today, for general health, most people need to get the following amounts of electrolytes each day from their diet:
How to know you are dehydrated, simple little trick
I am going to share with you numerous ways dehydration can happen as well as what can cause dehydration. But, let's talk about the symptoms of dehydration. I figure, if you are experiencing some of the symptoms, it will encourage you to read on. I bet you can not guess all the ways dehydration can occur.
Here is a little trick you try after you go through the list of symptoms asscoiated with dehydration.
The quickest way to know if you are dehydrated or not is to pinch the skin on the back of your hand. Lay your hand palm down on a flat surface, with your other hand, pinch in the middle the skin, pull it up and let it go;
Symptoms of dehydration include ;
How many of these symptoms do you have? If you have more than 3 symptoms, you could be suffering the effects of hydration.
Signs of Dehydration in Children and Infants
According to Mayo Clinic signs and symptoms of dehydration in children and infants;
Call your family doctor (seek immediate medical attention) if your child or a loved one:
A couple of years ago, I picked my daughter up from a cross country practice and everything was fine. Ten minutes later she started to complain of dark spots in front her eyes as if she was getting a migraine. I figured she was hypoglycemic and in need of food. We stopped at the nearest store (judgment out the window) grabbed some chocolate milk and a chocolate bar.
Fifteen minutes later as we were talking, when suddenly, her words were coming out backwards, not slurred and then she was in a state of terror because she could not remember her boyfriend's name. The more distressed she became the harder it was for her to talk. We went to the emergency room and she was suffering from heat stroke. She had dangerously low potassium levels, her electrolytes were low and she was dehydrated. I could have lost her that day; that quick!
She always rolled her eyes at me when I would say "please drink water." From that day on, not only does she drink water, she encourages her friends and peers to do the same.
Do not mess around when it comes to dehydration.
What are electrolytes?
According to Cedars-Sinai, a nonprofit academic healthcare organization, electrolytes are essential minerals—like sodium, calcium, and potassium—that are vital to many key functions in the body.
According to Cleveland Clinic, electrolytes have a natural positive or negative electrical charge when dissolved in water. They help your body regulate chemical reactions, maintain the balance between fluids inside and outside your cells, and more. They’re also a key way to diagnose a wide range of medical conditions and diseases.
Electrolytes are minerals. The basic minerals when it comes to keeping our body properly hydrated are sodium, potassium, and chloride are the significant electrolytes along with magnesium, calcium, phosphate, and bicarbonates.
This is why when you get basic blood work done at the hospital or doctor's office, you will see these on the lab report. They are essential to health and well being
Minerals come from the ocean, river, streams, rocks, water beds and deep inside caves. They are also found in salt. Have you ever tried an electrolyte drink unflavored? It will taste salty because the best electrolyte concentrations come from salt.
What are the levels of dehydration?
Dehydration may be categorized as:
Mild. You just have to take in more fluids orally (by mouth). Drink water, but replace fluids with a drink that contains electrolytes if you experience significant sweating or fluid losses from vomiting and diarrhea. You should feel better after five or 10 minutes.
Moderate. Moderate dehydration requires an IV (intravenous hydration). You’ll get this in an urgent care, emergency room, or hospital.
Severe. See a healthcare provider if your symptoms of dehydration are severe. Call 911 or go to an emergency room.
If you’re seeing a healthcare provider, they’ll figure out what level you’re at in order to assign you treatment.
Critical symptoms of dehydration when to go to the hospital
If you feel dizziness, lethargy and, or nausea please go to the emergency department right away! If your urine is darkish yellow to brown, go to the emergency department now. If you have more than 3 symptoms from the list above, don't mess around go the emergency or see your doctor.
Now that we understand what electrolytes are and why they are important, let's explore why dehydration can happen and what we can do to stop it from happening.
Is a Charley Horse from dehydration?
When I used to suffer with Crohn's disease I would get severe Charley Horse in my legs. They were the most excruciating and terrifying experience. I would usually fall out of bed and try to get my rock hard calf to relax. Creams, cold water, hot water would work, but I was looking for something more permanent to stop them from happening. If you have ever had one, you know what I mean.
It was not a part of Crohn's although most will say it is. It makes sense though, I ate a horrible diet devoid of any minerals. I also had sever diarrhea which causes dehydration and mineral loss.
Why is it called Charley Horse?
Wouldn't it be great if we could trace the origins of names? According to Caroline Bologna's article, Why Is It Called A 'Charley Horse'? it comes from the game of baseball, "familiar to baseball players, who reportedly used it to describe certain muscle injuries or pains."
What is a Charley Horse?
WebMD explains a charley horse as "a muscle spasm -- when a muscle suddenly tightens up on its own. These cramps can happen anywhere in your body. They’re common in your legs."
If you have never had one, keep up the great work. If you have had one, I bet you are cringing and suddenly thinking of your calf muscle. Sorry.
There are numerous reasons for a Charley horse, which typically happens at night. Here are few;
Yup, there it is; dehydration and a lack of minerals such as magnesium and potassium. Charley Horse can happen from dehydration. I thought I would add this here to really be as through as possible before we moved on to other things that can cause dehydration.
Does Soda cause dehydration?
We had just moved into our home in Texas. I was waiting for a repair technician to come out and fix a couple of appliances. It was a super hot and humid day. The tech showed up and within 5 minutes he collapsed on my kitchen floor. He was diabetic and motioned me to go to his truck for his glucose testing kit.
As I was looking for the kit, I noticed the truck windows were down, empty soda cans everywhere and no water in sight. As he was checking his blood sugar, I enquired about how much water he had drank that day. He had not drank any water, only diet soda. The air conditioner in his was not working either. It was 90℉ and humid.
His blood glucose was within range. He was quite confused. I wrapped a an ice pack around his neck to help cool him down and insisted he drink water. I added a pinch of Celtic sea salt to the 6 cups of water he had while waiting to have a co-worker drive him home.
The tech collapsed because of a couple of reasons; dehydration and too much carbonation.
How does soda cause dehydration?
Some sodas, including cola drinks often contain a lot of phosphorus. The problem with phosphorus is it is highly acidic. When we take in too much phosphorus, this leads to such an imbalance of our pH it trigger the bones to release calcium to try and buffer the acidity. This causes the other minerals to also become deficient as they try to help bring the acidity down.
Add in the fact the average North American consuming the standard American diet (SAD diet) are often already in a deficient state of minerals, especially magnesium, and calcium and too much sodium.
Drinking carbonated beverages will not contain the vital electrolytes needed. The sugar also aids in depleting magnesium. We need our electrolyte minerals, calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium in order to help keep us hydrated.
Have you tried Kombucha?
If you are struggling to come off of the soda, switch to Kombucha. Kombucha is naturally effervescent but contains naturally occurring minerals and vitamins.
If you are watching your waistline, some kombucha can be high in sugar (unless you are making your own.)
Best electrolyte drinks for dehydration
You could try an effervescent electrolyte powder for dehydration. In my online store, all you have to do once you sign up for a free private account, copy the codes I provide here and paste into the search box and the product will pop right up.
It is a great alternative to sugary sport and electrolyte drinks and will not spike your insulin thus, not add to your waist line. I love this product comes in packets so that I can carry a couple with me. When I am hiking, I carry these. If I am going to be in the hot temps, I take one in the morning and then another before bed when I am traveling. They are perfect.
It has a pleasant lemon fizzy flavor. If I wake up in the morning with a headache, feeling off and nauseas usually because I did not drink enough water the day before, I drink this as soon as I get up. Within 30 minutes all my symptoms are gone.
There is no added sweetener, color, or artificial flavors. Check out the NON GMO label of goodness
Below, I also share some other great electrolyte powders you can take with you on the go to nip dehydration before it can happen.
Does caffeine cause dehydration?
My newsletter subscribers send me questions, which I then answer in a future weekly email. Mary asked about how caffeine and it could be affecting her and possibly contributing to her ill health. Mary wrote
Thank you for all the information you send out each week. I really felt connected to last weeks article on caffeine and water. One issue I have is despite drinking water all day long I am still getting dehydrated. I have always had issues with dehydration and I have tried everything to try and turn it around. I drink two large cups of coffee in the morning and I then I try to drink reverse osmosis water the rest of the day. I do have soft poops and some days it is diarrhea. I thought I would add that since you are the Poop Queen. “
Let's do some math to better understand how caffeine causes dehydration. . If you are drinking caffeine this will cause dehydration. Caffeine is a diuretic and an irritant to the gastrointestinal tract, liver and genitourinary tract. What this means is bowel movements are speeded up.
Caffeine can irritate the intestinal lining, which causes diarrhea. Increased urine output is also the other consequence of caffeine. So, if you are drinking caffeine you need to deduct the amount of caffeine you are drinking in regards to water. This could be quite significant depending on how much caffeine you are drinking. Then to compensate for the diuretic effects it is double the water intake. For instance, the typical cup of coffee is 16oz. Let’s say your weight is 160 lbs;
Coffee 16 oz x 2 = 32 ounces
Weight 160 ÷ 2 = 80 ounce a day
Subtract daily amount of water from caffeine intake
80 oz - 32 = 48 ounces of water
To compensate for the caffeine you would need to add in 64 ounces of water to get back to half your body weight in ounces. The problem is this will also increase urine output which can effect mineral balance.
You may also want to look at the type of water you are consuming. I have no studies on the subject however, it has been suggested reverse osmosis water can pull minerals from your body. To remedy this add a pinch of Celtic sea salt to your water.
The same with distilled water. The other problem with distilled water is there are no minerals present in the water. It will also pull in xenoestrogens from the plastic which can negatively impact hormones. If you are drinking tap water, or tap water filtered with charcoal it is not enough to remove the harmful chemicals studies have proven can negatively impact kidney function.
Caffeine increases urine and fecal output. If kidneys can not regulate the fluid and minerals, this can lead to electrolyte imbalances which can cause dehydration.
Caffeine, like alcohol causes dehydration. For every 8 ounces of caffeine product you have, you need to add an additional 16 ounces of mineral rich water on top of your daily hydration requirements.
Does Alcohol causes dehydration?
Yes, alcohol can dehydrate you. Like caffeine, the same thing is happening. Alcohol is a diuretetic and can cause dehydration. Can one alcoholic drink dehydrate you? It depends on a couple of things, read on.
Why does alcohol cause dehydration?
Alcohol removes water and important nutrients from your body. Alcohol increases urine output faster than the kidneys can process which means vital minerals are also released. The process is called diuresis.
How much alcohol does it take to dehydrate you?
It can take as little as one drink to lead to dehydration. One alcohol drink can inhibit the release of the anti-diuretic hormone called vasopressin which plays essential roles in the control of the body’s osmotic balance, blood pressure regulation, sodium homeostasis, and kidney functioning.
In fact, according to a randomized controlled trial “Hydration status and the diuretic action of a small dose of alcohol" 10 grams of alcohol makes you produce 100 mL (3.38 fl. oz.) of urine.
Over indulgence in alcohol and the nasty side effects such as upchucking and diarrhea and you are further causing dehydration. Alcohol delays stomach emptying, fluids do not get absorbed causing vomiting. This leads, you guessed it, to dehydration!
Alcohol overload also leads to diarrhea which requires fluid to move the irritants through the intestinal tract. This leads to dehydration. A triple whammy!
How much alcohol does it take to dehydrate you?
How much alcohol it takes to dehydrate you, depends on some factors. Drinking alcohol on an empty stomach can quickly cause dehydration. Since alcohol is a liquid, and the stomach is empty, it can quickly be absorbed into the blood stream leading to a quicker way to dehydration.
Large quantities of alcohol also surpasses appetite. Bubbly type drinks also fills you up with gas, further leading suppressed appetite. This means there is no desire for say, water or food that the body can use to try and counter the diuretic effects of the alcohol.
Alcohol is not a wise choice to try and rehydrate with. Add in a carbonated beverage and you have a recipe for some serious dehydration.
The kidneys are the ones filtering the blood and maintaining fluid balance using electrolyte minerals. Alcohol quickly depletes not only electrolytes but B vitamins. Some symptoms of B vitamin depletion include;
Notice that the symptoms of a B vitamin Deficiency are the same for dehydration? This is because B vitamins are water soluble. They do not stay in your system for very long. Alcohol increases urine output, thus it is easy to for B vitamins to be effected just like electrolytes and minerals. But, there is something you can do to stop alcohol dehydration.
How to Avoid Alcohol Dehydration
If you know you are going to be attending a function and drinking alcohol, plan ahead. I use personally;
Selina Naturally Celtic Sea Salt Electrolyte Powder 30 packets Code C20004 and, Thorne Stress B-Complex 60 caps Code T02963. Both of these you can get in my store with free shipping and 10% off. All you have to do is sign up for a free personal and private account.
Here is how you can help diminish the effects of alcohol symptoms of dehydration
Take a packet of Selina Naturally Celtic Sea Salt Electrolyte Powder mixed in 8 oz of water and Thorne Stress B-Complex 60 caps the morning of your event. Be sure to drink water throughout the day. Before bed, take another Selina Naturally Celtic Sea Salt Electrolyte Powder mixed in 8 oz of water and Thorne Stress B-Complex 60 caps
This can help ward off or greatly reduce the hangover effects of alcohol induced dehydration. Here is the whole protocol;
How does water cause dehydration?
Sounds counter intuitive because dehydration is from the lack of water. But not all water is created equal. Waterborne minerals especially our electrolytes, sodium, calcium, calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium and magnesium are in ionic form and are easily absorbed by the gastrointestinal tract. It has been suggested our drinking water is an important source of mineral intake. We are after all 98% saline solution. But, it is the chemicals in tap water that can cause a problem.
Technically, if we are drinking water with the right minerals in solution such as the important electrolytes; magnesium, calcium, potassium and sodium, we can properly rehydrate.
If the water you are drinking does not contain the right balance of minerals, we can end up dehydrated despite the amount of water we are drinking. Let’s look at the different types of water.
Can tap water cause dehydration?
Tap water is chemically treated water. Depends on the state and area, however, tap water uses chemicals to clean and disinfect the water. The EPA is keeping a troubling new study on drinking water under wraps. Here’s what you need to know.
Contamination of our water supply by perchlorates—a specific class of chemical produced in industrial settings is not a secret. And, if you did not know, now you do. The EPA established guidelines about how much of some per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs)—namely perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoate (PFOA)—can be in drinking water before it poses a significant public health risk. In my opinion, any amount is too much!
Interesting to note, the EPA doesn’t actually regulate the levels of PFOA and PFOS in drinking water, rather, they create "an established “healthy advisory level” which is the same for both: 70 parts per trillion. Health advisory levels are just supposed to give information, not to actively regulate chemicals in drinking water across the country.
Scientific research suggests these chemicals cause havoc on all parts of the food chain. So, it is not just drinking tap water, but the plants and animals we eat that are dosed in Municipal water. So, vegan and vegetarian is not going to save you. These chemicals have been associated with issues in pregnancy and birth and some cancers.
According to emails obtained as part of a Freedom of Information Act request by the Union of Concerned Scientists, the Agency For Toxic Substances and Disease Registry study, completed in draft form in January 2018, has not been made available to media or to the public. It was originally supposed to appear on the Federal Register in January, but the emails reveal that the EPA questioned ATSDR numbers, and the study has been stalled ever since. According to a Politico article published on Wednesday, there is no timeline for its release.
According to the emails, the hold-up has nothing to do with science: it’s a matter of political posturing. Some harmful minerals can lead to beneficial mineral deficiency. You can read the full emails related to the ASTDR study on the UCO website.
Each state has its own water study they put out yearly. I encourage you to read it and between the lines. Please get a water filter at the very least (see below).
Is Bottled water better than tap water?
Bottled water is a tricky one too. You really have to read labels. “Purified water is municipal tap water that has been filtered through (hopefully) reverse osmosis system. This strips the water of everything; good (and not-so-good) minerals, microbial and contaminants. The essential minerals; magnesium, calcium, potassium and sodium are then infused back in to the water. The problem, they are not naturally occurring. The question then lies, are we absorbing them?
Spring water is the better choice because it is not as heavily chemically cleaned but is has its own set of nightmares. For instance, if you purchase the big water companies delivery system or you purchase at the store. It too is stored in plastic, the reusable jugs are cleaned with chemicals that are harmful to your health.
The dispensary, if not cleaned regularly may become contaminated with harmful microbes, which could make you ill.
Whether it is spring water, purified water, a water delivery system, they are stored in plastic. Plastic also begins to degrade when it hits artificial lights, heat and sunlight. How many times have you entered a grocery store passing by a wall of bottled water for sale, sitting in the hot sun? The sun can degrade the minerals in the water regardless if it is spring, artisan, or purified water.
Before I launch into the problems with PFAs, think about your water bottle and where it has been.
I know many of you more than likely keep plastic water bottles in your car. I know I used to. I know some people will leave a package of water bottles in case of an emergency. I still do this, however, I will never drink them unless I am in a dire situation.
Single use plastic water bottles are of course an environmental disaster but they are also a health disaster waiting to happen, especially for women. Most plastic water bottles are made of polyethylene terephthalate (PET). You will know the water bottle has this by looking on the bottom-it will say PET with the recycling logo.
PET allows for recycling and is easy to melt down into another bottle or something else. A total win for the environment. However, since it has such a low melting point, the plastic easily releases its chemicals into the water.
Studies have shown these types of water bottles release Bisphenol A (BPA) into the water. The longer the bottle is exposed to heat, the more it leaches BPA. BPA has been directly linked to cancers and tumours. Even if the label says BPA free, don't be fooled. BPA was replaced with Bisphenol S (BPS) which is essentially the same thing.
Other studies have shown BPA-free bottles still leach estrogen-mimicking chemicals. Another study found 93% of 259 brands tested were contaminated with microplastic particles coming from the cap and the bottle itself breaking down into the water.
Interestingly to note, the World Health Organization states there is not enough data to prove if microplastic are harming us. On the other hand, the organization noted that there isn’t enough evidence to prove that these chemicals are harmless, either.
Microplastics are accumulating in our bodies. If plastic has been proven to be harmful, imagine what an accumulation of concentrated microplastics can do?
What are PFAs?
PFAS are a a class of industrial chemicals used to repel grease, water and stains in consumer products. These chemicals in pizza boxes, fast food packaging, restaurant take away containers, disposable coffee cups and soup containers, nonstick coating on many pans and bakeware, carpeting, in some areas, drinking water, packaging lining (think cereal, crackers), furniture coating, clothing, electronics.
Why are PFAS Dangerous?
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the chemicals are linked to liver damage, harm to the immune system, developmental toxicity and cancer, and can accumulate in humans and the environment.
Studies have shown in animal testing to cause liver, pancreas, and testicular tumors, effects on serum liver enzymes, however, how it is effecting humans is uncertain. Other studies have shown increases in prostate, kidney and testicular cancers in people who live near facilities and workers exposed to PFAS
Studies looking at the harm of elevated levels of PFOS and PFOA in drinking water found that, people who’d been exposed to higher than normal levels of PFOA had an elevated risk of high cholesterol, ulcerative colitis, thyroid disease, testicular cancer, kidney cancer, and pregnancy-induced hypertension.
According to a 2020 Consumer Reports article, PFAS have been detected in the drinking water of more than 1,400 communities in 49 states, according to research by the PFAS Project at Northeastern University in Boston and the Environmental Working Group (EWG), an advocacy organization that estimates that 110 million people may have tap water contaminated with the chemicals
Other studies in people and animals have shown that high enough doses of PFAS chemicals like PFOA can affect the immune system and have toxic effects on the liver and other organs
According to a report from Florida, non- cancer effects appear more common and include, increase cholesterol levels, impact hormones, the immune system and fetal and infant developmental effects
The US Department of Health and Human Services “CDC/ATSDR recognizes that exposure to high levels of PFAS may impact the immune system. There is evidence from human and animal studies that PFAS exposure may reduce antibody responses to vaccines and may reduce infectious disease resistance.
I use a Yeti water bottle and a Hydro Flask water bottle. I fill both of them up for the day when at home. I also have a 64-ounce Hydro Flask for the car, so I have water with me always (well, OK, 98% of the time, I am after all human). They are not 100% the best but, they are 98% better than a plastic water bottle. So, what water do I fill them with? Reverse osmosis water, read on.
Can you drink reverse osmosis water for dehydration?
Reverse osmosis water is a popular choice. Quite frankly, it is my go-to-choice as well. Of course this method also has its problems, but I still believe it is a great choice for dehydration with a couple of tricks.
What is reverse osmosis water?
A reverse osmosis system is hooked up to your tap water typically under the sink. The reverse osmosis process uses a membrane and filters to remove impurities, contaminates, microbes and minerals.
The fresh water is then held in a tank and the water is accessed by a faucet attached to the tank. Of course, this means electrolyte minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium are also removed.
It does a great job of removing salt. We stayed at a resort in Tacna Arizona where the ground water is quite salty. It felt wonderful to shower with the salty water, but to drink-no thank you! The resort had a 3 carbon reverse osmosis and it did a wonderful job of removing the salt.
In fact, reverse osmosis water is one of the most effective systems for removing trace minerals in your water. This is not good! But, I have not found a more effect way of cleaning my water. So, I do a couple of things.
A quick remedy for an average 3 carbon reverse osmosis is to add Celtic Sea salt to your water. A pinch in your drinking water or a 1/4 teaspoon in 32 ounces of water is sufficient to add minerals back to the water.
Below, I will share with you a couple of different filters for filtering your water plus the reverse osmosis system I had in my home in Arizona and now in the RV. I was not going RV’ing without one! But, if you want to know, here are the two I use.
Can Solé water help with dehydration?
What the heck is Solé water?
Solé Water (pronounced sol-ay) is created when Original Himalayan Crystal Stones are dissolved in high-quality water creating a concentrated salty solution containing 84 ionic minerals to help balance and restore mineral imbalances.
This is an effective and cost friendly way to get a dose of minerals. It is super easy to do. I carry high quality respected Himalayan Crystal Salt Stones by Symphony Natural Health in my store.
If you really want to get into the fine details on the origin of himalayan salt check out the book “Water & Salt – the Essence of Life" By: Dr Barbara Hendel, MD and Peter Ferreira. The book is a fascinating read. The book provides practical tips for increasing well being, finding physical and emotional balance, and achieving unlimited energy.
Is Solé water good for dehydration?
Yes, solé water is a great way to ward off dehydration. When we submerge a crystal of salt into water, it dissolves, and the salty solution, known as brine, creates Solé. Solé is neither water nor salt. It is a higher energetic dimension than either the water or the salt alone. When the solé evaporates, the salt is left behind. This transformability of salt ensures that it does not have to be metabolized in our body. It is directly available to the cells in its ionized form as solé. Getting the minerals from the Solé in a naturally ionized nature with water, is an excellent way to ward off dehydration.
The Difference between Rock Salt and Crystal Salt
According to an excerpt from the book “Water & Salt – the Essence of Life"
By: Dr Barbara Hendel, MD and Peter Ferreira
Rock salt is a cheap alternative to table salt, and is at least a natural and is at least a natural and wholesome product. Bio-chemically and biophysically however, it is of little importance to our organism. We can only receive the resonant effects of the geometrical structure through the superior order or structure of a crystal and our cells can only absorb those elements that occur in an ional form. Only under considerable pressure can the elements be transformed into a specific size, making them ional, which enables them to pass through our cell wall. This is important because our cells can only absorb what is available organically or ionally. Therefore, we cannot absorb the minerals from mineral water as they’re not refined enough to penetrate our cell walls. And what doesn’t get into our cells cannot be metabolized. Therefore, the best calcium is useless if it cannot be available to the body’s cells. What we need is the organic, or ional state of an element, in perfect natural symbiosis with all its associated elements, in order for our organism to make any use of it.
Pure, natural crystal salt has been subjected to enormous pressure over millions of years. Salt, for us, is foremost an information carrier and not a spice. For information to be absorbed into our cells, a crystalline structure is necessary. Crystal salt layers wind through the mountain of salt, shimmering in transparent white, pinkish or reddish veins. Only with sufficient pressure was the salt of the salt mountain transformed into crystal salt. The elements trapped within the crystal salt are in particles small enough to be able to penetrate the human cells and be metabolized.
How to Make Solé
As you use the Himalayan Salt Solé Water, add more water and repeat the process. When you reach a point where all the Himalayan Salt is dissolved, add more Himalayan Salt to the jar to continue making Himalayan Salt Solé Water.
Best electrolyte drinks to avoid dehydration
If you do not want to mess with salt or Solé or, if you are on the go, or need to quickly rehydrate, electrolyte drinks are also available.
Portable electrolyte powder packets are also handy to keep on you if you are runner, hiker or spend a ton of time outdoors, live in a dry (desert) part of the country or live at high altitudes.
If you happen to suffer from muscle cramps and Charlie horses, Solé can most definitely help with the long term problem, however, electrolyte powders can also help typically within 20-30 minutes after drinking.
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If I do not drink enough water the day before (and I am in the mountains), I tend to wake up not feeling that great, nausea, tender stomach and a headache, I take this first thing in the morning and within 30 minutes the symptoms are gone and my appetite is back. I think its
Jigsaw Electrolyte Supreme
Jigsaw Electrolyte Supreme contains a broad spectrum of electrolytes, minerals and vitamins. Each packet replenishes and rehydrates the body with a broad profile of important minerals and electrolytes. Jigsaw comes in single serve packets or in a scoop format. Choose from
A popular choice from my store for quelling dehydration is Trace Minerals Power Pak Pineapple Coconut 30 packs Code T0249
This formula is Non-GMO great tasting formula contains 1200 mg of Vitamin C, and all major electrolytes (potassium, magnesium, chloride and sodium), plus over 72 verified ionic minerals and trace minerals from ConcenTrace®, which supports the assimilation and absorption of vitamins and nutrients
Which ever you choose, all these options are portable, enjoyable and go a long way in relieving the symptoms of dehydration and staying hydrated for better health and less annoying symptoms including after one-too-many alcohol drinks.
How to remind yourself to drink water
At the end of the day, you need to ask yourself why are you stopping yourself from feeling good all the time by not drinking water? If your water tastes flat, try adding a pinch of Celtic sea salt to your water. Your taste buds will perk up for sure!
Set an alarm for each hour on your phone to remind you to drink water
Pick out a glass container. Or a good stainless steel bottle. It has to be something that just feels good to you to encourage you to drink from it. I am sure you have a favourite coffee or tea mug, right? Now, let’s get a favorite water drinking container.
Wear a bracelet or a loose rubber band or string on the hand you use to drink with. So, if you are left handed, put it on your left hand, every time you reach out or see your band/bracelet drink water.
One of my clients shared with me an app she uses to make sure she drinks water throughout the day. The app is called WaterMinder. She likes the fact that as she drinks water and records, it gives her a visual of how she is filling her body with water. She says it may sound corny, but the visual really helps her.
Hey! Whatever works to get you drinking water. WaterMinder also sends her reminders to drink water and she can program it with her Apple Watch. Do you think you will give this a try?
Now that we know dehydration can cause a ton of nasty side effects and may result in unnecessary medications let's drink up.
Let’s end dehydration. It does not matter what it takes to get you to drink water, just drink water. If you have a trick to remind yourself to drink water, share your ideas in the comment section.
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